The budget deficit for this financial year: $19.4 billion The budget deficit for the coming financial year: $18 billion Swan’s accumulated deficits to date: $191.7 billion Costello’s accumulated surpluses: $97.4 billion The dashed lines are the 1996 – 2017 averages for Receipts and Payments. Here is a comparison of the budget balance as reported in [...]
MEN with strong upper body strength are more likely to vote conservatively while physically weaker males have a greater tendency towards left-leaning views.Psychological scientists Michael Bang Petersen of Denmark’s Aarhus University, and Daniel Sznycer of the University of California
Bigger biceps mean you’re more right wing Study of men in three countries MEN with strong upper body strength are more likely to vote conservatively while physically weaker males have a greater tendency towards left-leaning views. And stronger men are more likely to protect their resources while weaker males favour more socialist views such as [...]
We stand by the predictions, the entries in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. We stand by the figures and we’re on track to deliver a budget surplus.Julia Gillard (only 6 months ago)
Source: Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun Samuel J sums up the problem: Since its first budget in 2008-09, the government has: – taken policy decisions to increase expenditure by $142.1 billion – taken policy decisions to increase revenue by $75.1 billion – mis-forecast (over estimated) revenue by $133.4 billion This, in a growing economy and with [...]
Hopefully, this will be a parting message to Wayne Swan and that he never has influence over Australia’s economy EVER again. Oliver Cromwell’s Speech on the Dissolution of the Long Parliament Given to the House of Commons 20th April 1653 It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this [...]
Images from the 2013 ANZAC Day Sunset Service by Mudgeeraba RSL. The march commenced from the Memorial Hall in Railway Street at 3.40pm and proceeded to the Cenotaph at Elsie Laver Park, Railway Street, Mudgeeraba. The service recognised servicemen and women, and pioneers from the local area. ____________________ Click once on the thumbnail image to see the [...]
Titan is the one with the money and the talent to produce tires. What does the crazy union have? It has the French government.Morrie Taylor, CEO of Titan
From The Wall Street Journal An American CEO speaks the blunt truth to the French state. And, may well signal a warning for Australian business,workplace relations and our economy. When Morrie Taylor visited a Goodyear factory in north Amiens, France, he couldn’t believe what he saw: “The French workforce gets paid high wages but works [...]
Chris “Topher” Field, the brilliant young Victorian film-maker behind the viral-sensation: “The Forbidden History of Unpopular People: Why Free Speech is Worth The Price” has just released his new video: “The Forbidden History of Terrible Taxes” This is a clever, entertaining and deeply informative video. It is worth the 13 minutes to watch.
The hand-crafted Scottish leather, worth $42,000, will re-upholster sofas, dining chairs, tub chairs and large lounges in Ms Gillard's private office and dining room.BEN PACKHAM: The Australian
JULIA Gillard’s office furniture will be re-upholstered in plush Scottish leather. A West Melbourne company proudly announced the delivery of the custom hides yesterday as the Prime Minister pitched her new Australian jobs plan. The $1 billion jobs plan will require companies to ensure local manufacturers get a chance to tender for big mining and [...]
On closer inspection they weren't real email addresses but they were all from the same IP address from Parliament House in Canberra.Colac Herald, David McKenzie
The editor of a country Victorian newspaper says political operatives in Canberra have tried to hijack community debate over the effect of funding cuts on the local hospital. The management of the Colac Hospital in south-western Victoria blamed Commonwealth funding cuts for a decision to close its overnight emergency care centre. The editor of the [...]
JOURNALIST: The Opposition raised the issue about pamphlets, taxpayer pamphlets released in the ten Labor electorates which said we delivered a surplus on time as promised. This is before your comments later in the year that the surplus wasn’t being delivered. Can you tell us why these pamphlets said you delivered a surplus on time [...]
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